RMHS Mill Levy Program

About the Denver Mill Levy Program

The Denver Mill Levy Program assists Denver residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families in accessing items, services, and supports that are just right for them.

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Supporting Denver residents with I/DD from birth through the lifespan by connecting them with community resources and wrap-around services to help them live healthy and fulfilling lives.

The Denver Mill Levy Program at RMHS Includes a Wide Variety of Options Such As:

Essential supports:

  • Basic needs such as clothing, food, and diapers
  • Training and support for caregivers
  • Respite
  • Housing stability
  • Home modifications
  • Adaptive equipment and specialized items
  • Therapies such as speech, physical, and ABA therapy

Quality of life experiences:

  • Recreational activities
  • Creative skill building and expression
  • Therapy and support for families and siblings

Community connections:

  • Day programs
  • Cultural opportunities
  • Clubs and camps

 You Can Access Denver Mill Levy Supports Through:

The Denver Mill Levy Program

People can make individual requests for items, services, and supports that are just right for them.

Your RMHS case manager

When current services and supports don’t fully meet a person’s needs, Mill Levy Support Plans can provide wrap-around support to ensure their unique needs are met.

Mill Levy community partners

The Mill Levy Program partners with organizations that offer unique programing for people with I/DD in Denver, which allows for even more choices and opportunities for connection in your community. View community partners

Program Eligibility

To access Denver Mill Levy Services, individuals must meet the following requirements: 

  • Have been determined to have and intellectual disability or delay or are seeking a determination for an intellectual disability or delay.
  • Are a resident of the City and County of Denver, including if you are unhoused and consider Denver your home.
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Submit a Referral

The Denver Mill Levy team is committed to providing an equitable and simple Mill Levy request process for all eligible Denver residents with I/DD, not just those supported by RMHS. There are two ways to access the Mill Levy Program:

Supported by RMHS?

Submit a request through your Case Manager

Not Supported by RMHS?

Program History and Funding

In 2003, Denver voters approved a one mill property tax levy to benefit Denver residents with I/DD. The Denver Human Services I/DD Equitable Access to Services (IDDEAS) Program contracts with RMHS to oversee the majority of these funds.

RMHS is the access point for developmental disability and delay determination, early intervention, family support services and enrollment, and coordination of Medicaid Waiver services for Denver residents with I/DD. RMHS is a key partner in developing programming and expending local taxpayer funds to further address access barriers and service gaps for the benefit and wellbeing of eligible Denver residents

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Contact the Mill Levy Team

Woman, man, and young adult with Down syndrome at yard sale.Woman, man, and young adult with Down syndrome at yard sale.